In the Studio with the Lumix GH4

LED.setup1I’ve been looking forward to shooting with my new Panasonic Lumix GH4 in the studio and recently had the opportunity while working on a story for Shutterbug about shooting with LED lighting.

In the above setup shot, a Rotologht Anova V2 is placed near that back of my 11×15-foot home studio and slightly to my right. Since it’s the most powerful of the three lights used, I bounced the Anova off the nine-foot ceiling using it as a soft overall fill light. One of Rotolight’s battery-powered RL48-B LED lights, with diffusion filter, is placed at camera left and fairly close to the subject creating a key light. The second RL48-B was placed directly behind Pamela and contained a sandwich of three filters—two yellow, one orange—to create a gold glow against her violet tresses. Background is a Savage Infinity black vinyl backdrop.

GH4.LEDFor this portrait of Pamela Simpson I used the three Rotolight LED lights in a more-or-less traditional arrangement with key, fill and backlight placements albeit in this case they were LED sources. Camera was a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens with an exposure of 1/60 sec at f/1.8 and ISO 800.

Author: Joe Farace

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